Courtly gesture: Kourtney Kardashian is helped across a puddle in New York today by a security guard
The mother-of-one was lifted by a security guard to ensure that her suede boots weren't soaked by the pesky reservoir.
This noble gesture protected her boots but caused a slight wardrobe malfunction as her leggings were pulled up.
The pretty brunette's orange top and gilet remained in place.
She's free: Kourtney smiles as escapes a boot sullying
Fit for queen: Kourtney looked good as she pounded the streets of Manhattan
But it's fitting of course, as the Kardashians are surely America's closest thing to a royally family.
With their dynastic squabbles, marriages and conspicuous consumption, they're not that far away from the lusty Elizabethans.
Kourtney's sister's Kim, 30 , married in a fashion than would've made a Tudor banquet seem about as lavish as a KFC bargain bucket.
And Kim and her husband, 26 , were so profligate that they even threw away the top tiers of their $20,000 wedding cake away.
Dynasty: Kourtney is a member of the most powerful clan in celebrity culture
Reigning: Kourtney strikes quite a pose
For you pedants out there, however, it's worth remembering that the cloak story is widely regarded as a fiction.
It was implanted in the English imagination by Sir Walter Scott after he depicted the fictional incident in his 1821 Elizabethan romance, Kenilworth.
He didn't introduce potatoes or tobacco to the UK, either, as is often assumed.
And he didn't even get close to launching his own perfume or clothing line like our noble heroines.
To wit, the Kardashians rule.